Jessica J. Schuler

Welcome to my site! Here you can learn more about my projects and experience.

Meet Me

About Me

Currently, I am a graduate student at Saint Mary’s University perusing a M.S. in Geographic Information Science. I’m very interested in custom development, data analysis and displaying data in useful ways. I continuously strive to keep my skill set current with emerging technologies.

Jessica J. Schuler



Advanced User of ESRI products including ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcPro.


Database management including Microsoft Access, SQL, and geodatabases.


Advanced use of HTML & CSS.


Basic user of Wordpress.


Github for Version Control.


Trello for Project Management.


Slack for Team Communication.


Writes Python scripts.


Writes C++ code.


User of the Adobe suite of products.

Microsoft Office

Expert User of the Microsoft Office Suite.


Saint Mary's University, Minneapolis, MN

8/2014 to Present Day

M.S. Geographic Information Science

The principle focus of this degree is rooted strongly in science and technology applications whereby I can expand my knowledge of the latest in geospatial data development, analysis, and data evaluation. I am especially interested in designing, deploying, and managing custom add-ins or script tools for ESRI platforms.

  • Completed Courses:
  • RA 554: GIS Analysis
  • RA 670: Advanced GIS & Imagery Analysis
  • GIS 642: Database Design & Administration
  • GIS 656: Spatial Data Collection
  • GIS 632: Programming Principles
  • GIS 671: GIS Customization
  • GIS 663: Advanced Modeling & Analysis
  • PRM 600: Fundamentals of Project Management
  • GIS 608: Internet Mapping
  • GIS 636: Advanced Research Methods
  • GIS 619: Stastical Analysis
  • GIS 672: Geodesign
  • GIS 693: Graduate Project I
  • GIS 694: Graduate Project II

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

8/2013 to 6/2014

Studied for 2nd B.S. in Computer Science

For one year I attended Oregon State University's Post Bacc Computer Science Program. This program is geared for those students who already have a bachelors degree and want to enhance their skill set with a second bachelors degree in Computer Science. While studying under this program I realized I wanted to focus my studies on Geographic Information Science and thus transferred to Saint Mary's University to persue that path.

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

8/2008 to 9/2011

B.S. Natural Resource Management with a concentration in Fish & Wildlife Management

As a natural resources major, I studied the science and management of resources such as amenity uses, fish and wildlife, forests, range and water. I specialized in the area of fish and wildlife conservation. I especially enjoyed studying range management to effectively manage range areas for large domestic animals or game herds.

College of DuPage, Glen Elyn, IL

9/1998 to 12/2002

Associate of Arts

Completed general education requirements towards my Associate of Arts degree. I was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Job Experience:

Minnesota Information Technology for the Department of Natural Resources

2/2016 to 7/2017

GIS Student Worker Paraprofessional

Works with staff to collect field data with GPS enabled devices and to enter GIS data. Develops, tests, documents, and maintains web and mobile applications utilizing JavaScript, Ajax, html, CSS, JSON, and Bootstrap. Develops and maintains Esri Collector and public crowdsourced web data applications. Creates and maintains enterprise SDE geodatabases. Publishes and maintains MN DNR public data resources, and internal data resources, per state standards on the MN Geospatial Commons. Composes custom Python scripts, Esri toolbox tools, Esri addins, and drivers. Teaches introductory Python to State of MN employees from multiple agencies. Collaborates with other team members to solve problems and shares code using GitLab. .

Minnesota Department of Corrections

7/2013 to Present Day

Customer Service Specialist Intermediate

Provides customer service in person and over the phone. Disseminates department information per policy. Technical support provided in the areas of: database management, video conferencing, phone administration, data analysis, and Microsoft SharePoint site management. Works with team members to manage daily tasks and special projects. Coordinates incoming and outgoing mail. Maintains department supplies and completes department purchases per policy. Maintains fleet vehicles.

Minnesota Department of Corrections

12/2011 to 7/2013

Corrections Officer

Maintains security while supervising offenders by enforcing, applying, and interpreting regulations, rules, and procedures. Composes reports, updates logs, and maintains information in multiple databases.

French Meadow Bakery / Rich's Products

10/2009 to 12/2011

Production Team Leader

Oversees and directs production associates to ensure company policies, safety regulations, and good manufacturing practices are maintained. Manages continuous improvement projects in machine maintenance & design, safety, and sanitation. Teaches safety courses to associates.

French Meadow Bakery / Rich's Products

1/2008 to 10/2009

Production Clerk

Maintained statics of all production, ingredients, and labor for proper reporting.

First Franklin Mortgage

12/2004 to 10/2007

Executive Administrative Assistant

Assistant to three executives with duties including: database management, conference call management, travel coordination, accounts payables, and website management.

First Franklin Mortgage

3/2002 to 11/2004

Closer / Funder

Perfored all closing duties including: scheduling of closings, document preparation, wire transfer of funds, reviewing documents for accuracy, reviewing closing conditions, and performing post closing audits.

Walt Disney World

8/2001 to 1/2002

Cast Member / Business Internship

This was a business management internship where I rotated around different areas of service within the park. Experiences included: sales, money room, stockroom, customer service, and general store duties.

Let's Get In Touch!

I'm always interested in working on new projects, so please contatct me!